Tonight's attendance: 35,382.

Manager Sam Perlozzo walked to the mound after shortstop Brandon Fahey's throwing error allowed Paul Konerko to reach with two outs in the seventh. It appeared that he was ready to take out starter Erik Bedard, with Jermaine Dye at the plate representing the tying run.


"I can get him, I can get him," Bedard said.

Perlozzo trusted the left-hander and returned to the dugout.

Two pitches later, the inning was over. Dye fouled out to first baseman Kevin Millar.

On to more important things: Mustard won the hotdog race today, edging out relish and ketchup.

Take that, Rick Maese.

Ketchup still leads all the condiments with 22 wins, followed by relish with 18 and mustard with 13.

In a related story, the Houston Astros have contacted the Orioles about mustard, offering reliever Brad Lidge and two mid-level prospects.